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Letters

  • Times have changed

     Times have changed and not always for the good.

    I read today in the Courier article a book -- Jailed for Freedom  --was written that in August 1917 six women were  being arrested at the White House and jailed for peaceful protest for their right to vote.

    Now, 100 years later, our nation has sunk to my lowest seen level in my 79 years.

  • Changes at Dispatch

     Living in Bullitt County for 32 years, I have seen good governments grow and collapse, inly to be revived later.

    The number one priority of county governments is, and will always be, emergency response. In the last 10 years, the gatekeeper to help on the way, Central Dispatch, has become a wall between you and help becuase you call and you get a belligerant inquisition instead of  help.

    Many folks just give up. We, the powerless, give up against a government increasingly complacent and protected by sovereign immunity. No more.

  • Fight drug abuse

     Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014, it surpassed both car accidents and gun violence in number of deaths.

    Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin need to be aware that opiates are the main contributors to this problem. With drug dealers across the United States mixing new and powerful synthetic drugs into street opiates such as heroin, the chance of accidental overdose has exponentially increased.

  • Appreciate the help

     Recently, on the way home from Kentucky Down Under, I had a flat tire in my Jeep on I-65 Northbound right before the 480 exit.

    I called AAA who assured me I was a top priority and they would arrive in 20 minutes. I had my four children with me. It was 90 degrees.

    After waiting 35 minutes, I called AAA again and was told 15-30 minutes. I called a third time and was told the driver was on the way.

  • Serving the homeless

     There is no doubt about it, Bullitt County has a homeless population.

    Room in the Inn – BC (RITI) is in its 26th month serving this population  with great success.  RITI has not missed a night of service since inception. 

    Along with nightly shelter, RITI provides meals, transportation and resource  connections to men, women and children across Bullitt County.

  • Remember the Community

     In response to the July 5 newspaper report about the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority considering to push recruiting more commercial development in addition to industrial development, I’d just like to say that could be good.

    But I offer this friendly reminder to all officials that the ultimate purpose of government and related entities should be to improve the lives of regular people, residents, and families in the county.

  • Homeless shelter

     There is no doubt about it - Bullitt County has a Homeless Population. 

    HOUSING FIRST COALITION has been working very hard over the past few months to devise a plan to get in place a Permanent Shelter for Bullitt County Homeless. 

    At the Shelter, resources can be made available to individuals to get them back on their feet. 

  • Retirees speak up
  • Job Fair Thanks

     We would like to thank Bullitt County School superintendent Keith Davis, principal Chris VerDow of North Bullitt High, principal Chris Mason of Bullitt East High, principal Dr. Jim Beavers of Bullitt Central High, Angela Binkley of Bullitt Area Technology Center and Joe Pat Lee, assistant principal of Bullitt Central, for their support of our local industries job fair for high school seniors.

    The job fair was held on May 9 at the Bullitt Central College and Career Readiness Center.

  • Roby says thank you